British Values - The Brunts Academy

British Values

At The Brunts Academy we take our responsibility to prepare our students for life in modern Britain very seriously. We ensure that British Values are actively promoted, discussed and embedded across the whole curriculum. The Academy has identified several core principles which incorporate aspects of both SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural) education and British Values. In addition, the core principles and related activities also link to the Academy’s commitment to Section 29 of the “Counter-Terrorism and Security Act” known as the “Prevent Duty”.

The core principles are as follows:

  • CP1: Improving self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • CP2: Respecting the rule of law, and understanding the difference between right and wrong
  • CP3: Accepting personal responsibility and contributing to society
  • CP4: Understanding and respecting public institutions
  • CP5: Promoting harmony and tolerance amongst cultures and religions
  • CP6: Encouraging respect amongst people and promoting equality
  • CP7: Understanding the democratic process and encouraging active participation in it

At The Brunts Academy all seven core principles are covered within the taught curriculum as well as the pastoral programme and enrichment activities. By deepening students understanding of these core principles we believe that they will be well prepared for a modern and multicultural Britain which celebrates and respects differences.

Aspects of The Brunts Academy’s curriculum that relates to SMSC/British Values


Core Principle


Statement of intent…


Evidence can be found…


Impact…

CP1: Improving self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Students will become more self-aware of their own strengths and areas for development
and develop the confidence to set their own aspirational goals.

  • Assemblies
  • Achievement points and awards
  • Pastoral tutorial programme
  • Curriculum areas e.g. CPA, PE and English
  • Enrichment activities e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award

Students demonstrate a greater self-awareness and confidence in all aspects of their
lives. They are able to identify and develop their own personal goals which will
prepare them effectively for the next stage of their lives.

CP2: Respecting the rule of law, and understanding the difference between right and
wrong.


Students will distinguish between right and wrong implicitly through learning about
the rule of law. Students will learn the importance of respecting laws and the consequences
when these are not followed.

  • Rules applied to both classrooms and unstructured times (contained within Behaviour
    Policy)
  • Pastoral tutorial programme
  • Assemblies

Students exhibit a greater appreciation of their own and others’ behaviour and its
consequences both within and out of the academy. Students also demonstrate a clear
understanding of how the rule of law protects individuals and is essential for society’s
well-being.

CP3: Accepting personal responsibility and contributing to society

Students will develop an understanding of their responsibility to the local and wider
community and how they can make a positive contribution.

  • Pastoral tutorial programme including charity competition
  • Assemblies
  • Guest Speakers e.g. NCS, Wrigley’s Bin It Campaign
  • Sports Leaders, Buddy Readers

Students demonstrate a growing acceptance of their own personal responsibility to
both the academy and wider community through participation in a range of projects.

CP4: Understanding and respecting public institutions

Students will appreciate the role of public institutions such as the police and the
army and how they can be held accountable through the parliamentary process.

  • Pastoral tutorial programme
  • Assemblies
  • Guest Speakers

Students show a deepening understanding of the significance of public institutions
and can explain how they can be held accountable.

CP5: Promoting harmony and tolerance amongst cultures and religions

Students will further their understanding of a wide range of different faiths and
cultures and develop a sense of tolerance and acceptance of these differences.

  • Assemblies and collective worship e.g. ICIS (In Christ in Schools).
  • Pastoral tutorial programme
  • Curriculum areas e.g. History

Students demonstrate an understanding and acceptance of different cultures and religions
within and outside of the academy.

CP6: Encouraging respect amongst people and promoting equality

Students will develop their understanding of what discrimination is and what they
can do to promote respect and equality amongst people.

  • Assemblies and collective worship e.g. ICIS (In Christ in Schools).
  • Pastoral tutorial programme
  • Curriculum areas e.g. History, Geography

Students exhibit a clear understanding of what discrimination is and contribute to
the promotion of respect and equality across the academy and beyond.

CP7: Understanding the democratic process and encouraging active participation in
it


Students will be encouraged to identify and appreciate their role within a democracy
and how they can get actively involved.

  • Student Voice
  • Guest Speakers e.g. Councillor Atherton
  • Curriculum areas e.g. History

Students demonstrate an accurate understanding of democracy and can provide clear
examples of how they can get involved within and outside of the academy.


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